Programs

Senior Jam

Monday 9:00-9:45 am
A hip-hop infused workout that will get you in shape and is tons of fun. This class is just like Zumba, but better!
Cost: Free to All Seniors
Instructor: Fran

Yoga

Monday and Wednesday 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Relax your body and free your mind. Find your center while learning great poses and stretches that will lengthen and tone your muscles.

Cost: Residents – Free; Non-residents – $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40.00

Instructor: McKenzie

Advanced Arts and Crafts

Monday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Sandra Wright for some time to create beautiful arts and crafts.

 

Cardio & Toning Class

Monday 12:00-12:45 pm
Friday 10:00-10:45 am

Come and join the fun! Great workout for the entire body with emphasis on: strengthening the heart, shaping and toning muscles, improving balance, and gaining confidence.
Cost: Residents – Free; Non-residents – $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40.00
Instructor: James

Build and Burn Chair

Monday and Wednesday 1:00-1:45 pm
Friday 11:00-11:45 am
This class is fun and energizing for beginners. Move to music through exercises that will increase muscular strength, range of movement, and flexibility as well as improve balance. Hand held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a small ball for resistance and a chair for seated and/or standing support is used.
Cost: residents – Free; Non-residents – $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40.00
Instructor: James

Soul Line Dancing Class

Monday 6:45-8:00 pm
This class will teach you new line dances and is a great way to burn some calories!!
Cost: $5.00
Instructor: Franklin

TAE KWON DO (for Children and Adults)

The art of hand and foot fighting. Students learn how to defend themselves using effective ground techniques such as Japanese Jujitsu and various self defense holds. Classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings.
Instructors: James Kerr and Ashley Kerr can be reached at 520-8119 for registration information and pricing.

Cardio Circuit

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:15 am
This is a fun fitness low-impact aerobic workout to increase your cardiovascular and muscular strength. It’s a good strengthening work-out using hand-held weights, resistant bands/tubes, and balls. This class will have you moving to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase: strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Chairs are used and offered in this class with modifications to accommodate all fitness levels.
Cost: Residents – Free; Non-residents – $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40.00
Instructor: Mary

Resident Spanish

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:00 am
Come join other residents as we learn conversational and the fundamentals of Spanish. Class is held in the Arts and Craft room.
Cost: Residents – Free
Instructor: Gina

 

Yoga Chair Stretch

Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:15 am
Move your entire body through slow and controlled seated and standing poses. Restorative breathing will provide relaxation, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve your function. Chair support is offered.
Cost: Residents – Free; Non-residents – $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40.00
Instructor: Mary

Hip Hop Dance Team

Tuesday 4:45-5:45 pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday 4:45-5:45 pm; 5:50-6:50 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a fun beginner’s dance team for boys and girls ages 6-17 that will lead to competitions. This class will teach the basics of Hip-Hop dance moves. The program will enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Clean and age appropriate music will be used.
Cost: Residents – $20:00 per month; Non-residents – $30.00 per month
Instructor: Lovely

Aikido

Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-9:00 pm
For ages 13 and up. Japanese art of self defense uses locks and throws to subdue opponents. Swords and sticks are used to teach power and balance.  Each four week session consists of eight classes.
Instructor:  Lamar Sanders

Build and Burn XL

Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Class that will focus on balance, strength, and flexibility.

Cost: Residents – Free; Non-residents: $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40

Instructor: James

Fencing

Wednesday 5:45-8:30 pm
Have fun learning the footwork and blade actions of this dynamic Olympic sport. Fencers enjoy many benefits including exercise, health and fitness, mental focus, tactical thinking, social opportunities, competitive challenge, recreation, personal growth, theatrical appreciation, and more. Discover its benefits for yourself! Class is led by former US World Championship Team member and former #1 Ranked Fencer in North America – Dr. Jane Littmann.

*USFA membership at minimum “noncompetitive” level is also required of all participants since Columbia Fencers’ club is an insured Member Club of USA Fencing. A $10.00 fee payable at the first class covers the remainder of this fencing season and next (through July 31, 2017).

Class Schedule: Classes meet on Wednesdays

5:45–6:30 pm     Open Fencing (Bouting)
6:30–7:30 pm     Class
7:30-8:30 pm     Additional Bouting

Observers welcome. New fencers enrolling should contact instructor to arrange a start date for introduction, prior to first class.

Instructor contact: Dr. Jane Littmann Email and Phone: JRL5837@yahoo.com or 803.781.0056 Website: www.columbiafc.com

Additional Information: Jane is co-founder and Head Coach of Columbia Fencers’ Club (CFC) and also teaches fencing at USC. Jane won medals in all three weapons (foil, epee, and saber) at the US National Championships. She was on two United States World Championship Teams and was the #1 Ranked Fencer in North America for 2 years, winning the North American Circuit Season Championship in Women’s Epee.

CFC won the Women’s Epee Team National Championship. We have been teaching & coaching fencers in SC for over 30 years.

CFC was founded in 1985 at Harbison Community Center. Our club includes both competitive and recreational members. We teach ages 9 and up, including adults of all ages. Equipment Policy: Starter equipment is provided to new fencers during their first two months to give them an opportunity to try out the sport without having to purchase a set of gear. After this time, there is a rental fee payable to the instructor of $30 per month, or (we recommend) an individual may instead purchase a complete (7 piece) new beginner set that costs about $200, if they prefer.

The set includes a foil, mask, jacket, glove, underarm protector, plastic chest protector, and a fencing bag. Class participants are expected to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (athletic footwear). No shorts and no sandals, crocs, boots, heels, or dress shoes are permitted for everyone’s safety. Location: Classes meet at the Harbison Community Center, 106 Hillpine Rd., Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: (803) 781-2281. Fencers are a diverse group with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. You are welcome to join us!

Cost: Residents – $60.00/month; Non-residents – $75.00/month (each additional family member – $70.00)
Instructor: Jane Littmann (contact JRL5837@yahoo.com or 803.781.0056 Website: www.columbiafc.com)

Total Body Sculpt Class

Friday 9:00-9:45 am
This class will use body weight exercises, calisthenics, isometrics, dynamic tension, dumbbells, and bands. The purpose of this class is to burn fat while sculpting lean muscle. It will concentrate on a systematic workout to develop strength, shape and toning in the entire body. Standard cardio work will be kept to a minimum but high intensity and low impact strength training will be the primary focus of this class. All fitness levels are allowed. We will also briefly discuss some tips on proper eating (nutrition).
Cost: Residents – Free; Non-residents – $4.00 per class or 20 class punch pass for $40.00
Instructor: James

Harbison Readers Book Club

Come join our Monthly Book Club! We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm to discuss a book!  Books discussed in previous meetings include: Folly and The Beekeepers Apprentice, both by Laurie King, and The Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel Wallace, and The Children of Willesden Laney by Mono Galabek. Light refreshments will be served.

2017 Selections
July – No Meeting
August 3 – Round Robin: 3-5 minute presentation on something you’ve read recently
September 7 – Make Me (a Jack Reacher novel) by Lee Child
October 5 – The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe
November 2 – Sycamore Row by John Grisham
December  – No Meeting

Canasta Card Game

Third Wednesday of the month 1:00-4:15 pm
Come join us as we play Canasta in the Arts and Craft Room.
Cost: Free

Heritage Gold Mine

Thursday, June 22, 2017  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on a journey to South Carolina’s second richest vein of gold at the Heritage Gold Mine in McCormick! Learn the history of the nineteenth century mining operation, tour the mines, and even pan for gold! A buffet lunch will be available for $12.95 after the tour at Hickory Knob State Resort Park. We will depart at 9:00 am and return at approximately 2:00 pm. Travel and tour cost is $10.00 and the deadline to register is June 15. Sign up now to reserve your spot! Limited to 13 participants.

 

You On Kazoo!

Friday, July 14, 2017 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us on this fun-filled adventure to Beaufort, SC to the Kazoobie Kazoos Factory, one of the most unique factories the South has to offer! Learn how kazoos are made, how they became one of the most beloved instruments in America, and even make your own kazoo after the tour! We’ll have a Dutch-treat lunch at Plums, a local Beaufort restaurant,and explore the shops and waterfront park downtown. Deadline to register is Friday, July 7. Space is limited, so sign up now!

 

Lexington County Museum

Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Experience a chance to touch and see a way of life gone forever. Some of the historic structures include the original Lexington County post office, the oldest documented house in Lexington, and the house where the traditional song “Give Me That Old Time Religion” was composed. Enjoy a Dutch-treat lunch at The Root Cellar, a local Lexington restaurant. Deadline to register is Thursday, July 20. Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot!

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